Celebrate a Rich Heritage

Celebrate African American History with these events and selections from the collection.

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Event

African American Inventors African American Inventors

Feb 1st - Feb 28th
All CRRL Branches
In February, drop in to explore a rotating series of self-guided K-6 activities looking at contributions of African American inventors.
In February, drop in to explore a rotating series of self-guided K-6 activities looking at contributions of African American inventors.
Event

National African American Read-In National African American Read-In

Feb 2nd | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community leaders share literature and music in celebration of African American History. In partnership with the Stafford NAACP.
Community leaders share literature and music in celebration of African American History. In partnership with the Stafford NAACP.
Website

Cathay Williams, Buffalo Soldier Cathay Williams, Buffalo Soldier

In 1866, Cathay Williams was the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Army. Learn more with storyteller Daisy Howard-Douglas.
In 1866, Cathay Williams was the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Army. Learn more with storyteller Daisy Howard-Douglas.
Event

Genealogical Research Webinar Series Genealogical Research Webinar Series

Feb 6th | 10:30am - 12:00pm
February's topic is African American Genealogy. Research your family tree!
February's topic is African American Genealogy. Research your family tree!
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African American History Celebration African American History Celebration

Feb 21st | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stories, songs, and food in the African tradition, featuring the Westmoreland Storytellers with Daisy Howard Douglas.
Stories, songs, and food in the African tradition, featuring the Westmoreland Storytellers with Daisy Howard Douglas.
Event

Book Chat: African American History Book Chat: African American History

Feb 26th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Have a cup of coffee and chat about your favorite books written by African American authors.
Have a cup of coffee and chat about your favorite books written by African American authors.
Blogpost

Spotsylvania's African American History Spotsylvania's African American History

By Crrlstaff
Learn about African American history in Spotsylvania County.
Learn about African American history in Spotsylvania County.
Blogpost

Stafford's African-American History Stafford's African-American History

By Crrlcontributor
From runaway slave Anthony Burns to Palmer Hayden, artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Stafford's historic African-American roots run deep.
From runaway slave Anthony Burns to Palmer Hayden, artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Stafford's historic African-American roots run deep.
Blogpost

FXBG City's African American History FXBG City's African American History

By Crrlcontributor
Learn about the history of African Americans in Fredericksburg City.
Learn about the history of African Americans in Fredericksburg City.
Staff List

CRRL Picks: African American Fiction CRRL Picks: African American Fiction

recommended by CRRLAdults
Fiction, from a wide array of genres, all written by and about African American people.
Fiction, from a wide array of genres, all written by and about African American people.
Staff List

Teen Our Stories: 2019-2020 Teen Our Stories: 2019-2020

recommended by CRRLTeens
Inspiring and brave stories for teens told through the eyes of African Americans.
Inspiring and brave stories for teens told through the eyes of African Americans.
Staff List

Children Our Stories: 2019-2020 Children Our Stories: 2019-2020

recommended by CRRLKids
African American voices told through some of the best children's fiction and nonfiction in our catalog.
African American voices told through some of the best children's fiction and nonfiction in our catalog.
Staff List

African-Americans in Nonfiction African-Americans in Nonfiction

recommended by CRRLAdults
A list of books for discovering the courage and talent that shaped the African-American experience.
A list of books for discovering the courage and talent that shaped the African-American experience.
Staff List

Children Our Stories: 2017-2018 Children Our Stories: 2017-2018

recommended by CRRLKids
Children fiction and nonfiction tales of the past and present through the African American experience.
Children fiction and nonfiction tales of the past and present through the African American experience.
Staff List

Teen Our Stories: 2017-2018 Teen Our Stories: 2017-2018

recommended by CRRLTeens
Young adult books, both fiction and nonfiction, told through the African American Experience.
Young adult books, both fiction and nonfiction, told through the African American Experience.
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